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Nov. 1 is CCS Sunday. Please celebrate diaconal education.

Images from Eco-Justice 2020

We are currently in the middle of the social justice learning circle on Eco-Justice. CCS students from Prince George, British Columbia to Quispamsis, New Brunswick (and various places in between) are gathering online to explore their relationship to the Earth. As part of community-building on the first day we charted an imaginary canoe route from …

Images from Ministry as Listening 2020

The spiritual care learning circle on Ministry as Listening took place Sept 30 to Oct 7, 2020

Plagues and Protest

Plagues call for discernment about that which we hold most sacred.

Maybe “Deaconing” is Right for Me

Margaret Friesen reflects on her experience in Ministering by Word and Example.

IY 2020 Off to a Great (online) Start

Diaconal students in their final year had their fall learning circle last week.

The Return of CCS Fridays

Join us for monthly conversations about things that matter.

Pandemic Wedding

CCS student Rachel got married earlier this month. It was a covid affair.

Guaranteed Livable Income

Today we lit candles and said a prayer in support of the idea of a #guaranteedlivableincome

LoP-lite

It’s not a replacement for Learning on Purpose, but hopefully these workshops provide a tantalizing taste.

Con Ed in 20/21

Looking for opportunities to deepen your understanding, sharpen your skills, or just connect in meaningful conversation about things that matter? Maybe Continuing Studies at the Centre for Christian Studies is for you. Here’s what we’ve got coming up: SC01 Ministry as Listening – Sept 30 – Oct 7, 2020. In times of uncertainty and isolation, …

David on Parental Leave

CCS Program Staff member David Lappano will be on parental leave from the end of August until the new year. His student and committee responsibilities have been divvied up among other staff. We wish him well as he spends some focused time with young Elio. All the best to David, Elio, and Leslie!

Turning on the Charm

Have you visited our Facebook page lately? You should. Go check it out now. We’ll be here when you get back… Hey, welcome back! If you’ve been following the Centre for Christian Studies the last few weeks, you may have noticed an uptick in our posting; an occasional picture or meme to remind you of …

Rendez-vous 2020

Rendez-vous, the United Church’s national youth and young adult conference, was held earlier this month, August 10-14. Originally planned as an in-person gathering to be held in Calgary, when the threat of COVID-19 applied for registration the event was re-imagined as a 4-day online gathering, filled with worship, workshops, keynote presentations, and social activities, hosted …

Coming This Fall – Word & Example

Mark your calendars. The Centre for Christian Studies will be offering “Ministering by Word & Example” online this fall from October 31 to December 7, 2020 (Mondays and Saturdays). “Word and Example” is our course on the diaconate in the Anglican tradition. It would be a great course for anyone discern a call to deacon …